Use the “Worry Tree”
Hibbert, author of the memoir This is How We Grow, created “The Worry Tree” to help individuals redirect our attention, “where it is most productive, alleviating the extra stress and wasted time of prolonged worry.” First, ask yourself: “Is there anything I can do about this?” If you can’t, relinquish your worry. However, if you can do something, then ask yourself: “Can I do anything right now?” Often, there is an action you can take. But you need to wait to take it. Again, this is when it’s important to let the worry go, until you can act.